Kenai, Seward advance to Tip-Off final

In Friday action at the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off, Seward and Kenai advanced to the championship game, while Homer and Mt. Edgecumbe advanced to the fifth-place game.
Saturday, Seward and Kenai play for the title at 4:15 p.m., SoHi and Bethel play for third place at 2:30 p.m., Homer and Mt. Edgecumbe play for fifth at 12:45 p.m., and Galena and North Pole play for seventh at 11 a.m.
Seward advanced to the championship Friday with a 49-47 victory over Soldotna.
Jalen Terry led Seward with 25 points, including five 3-pointers. For Soldotna, Cory Carver had 13 points before fouling out, while Garrett Bosick had 10 points.
Kenai topped Bethel 63-47. The Kardinals were behind 27-22 at halftime before outscoring the Warriors 22-8 in the third quarter.
Bo Reilly poured in 20 points for the Kards, while Colten Hayes added 19 and AJ Hull had 13.
In fifth-place bracket action on Friday, Mt. Edgecumbe routed North Pole 61-28.
Also, Homer reached the fifth-place game by topping Galena 54-43.
Quinn Daugherty had 16 points, while Heath Johnson had 10 points. Kody Vanderpool had 10 points for the Hawks.

Friday boys
Seahawks 49, Stars 47
Seward    12    15    12    10    —49
Soldotna    16    14    9    8    —47
SEWARD (49) — Buchanan 4 0-1 8, Stovali 0 1-2 1, Thomassen 0 0-0 0, Marshall 0 0-0 0, Clemens 3 0-0 6, Moore 4 1-1 9, Haddow 0 0-0 0, Terry 7 6-6 25. Totals — 18 8-10 49.
SOLDOTNA (47) — T. Fowler 1 0-0 2, Young 2 0-0 5, Darrow 4 1-2 9, Carver 5 0-0 13, Daugherty 0 0-0 0, Withrow 3 0-0 6, N. Fowler 0 0-0 0, Bosick 5 2-4 10. Totals — 20 3-6 47.
3-point goals — Seward 5 (Terry 5); Soldotna 4 (Carver 3, Young 1). Team fouls — Seward 10, Soldotna 14. Fouled out — Carver.

Kardinals 63, Warriors 47
Kenai    10    12    22    19    —63
Bethel    10    17    8    12    —47
KENAI CENTRAL (63) — Springer 0 0-0 0, McKee 0 0-0 0, Hull 5 3-4 13, Oliver 0 0-0 0, Fitt 1 0-2 2, Sandahl 1 0-0 2, Reilly 9 2-3 20, Spalding 3 1-3 7, Hayes 9 0-0 19, Hansen 0 0-0 0. Totals — 28 6-11 63.
BETHEL (47) — Miller 6 0-1 12, Naneng 1 2-2 4, Romer 3 4-4 12, Strickland 1 0-0 3, Hoffman 2 0-0 4, Koester 4 0-0 9, Olsen 1 1-4 3. Totals — 18 7-11 47.
3-point goals — Kenai 1 (Hayes 1); Bethel 4 (Romer 2, Strickland 1, Koester 1). Team fouls — Kenai 14, Bethel 10. Fouled out — Spalding.

Mariners 54, Hawks 43
Homer    11    15    16    12    —54
Galena    12    5    13    13    —43
HOMER (54) — Schneider 0 0-0 0, Reutov 1 0-0 2, Johnson 5 0-0 10, Daugherty 8 0-0 16, Blosser 1 0-2 2, Cotney 4 1-4 9, Day 3 2-2 9, Glasser 3 0-1 6, Livingston 0 0-0 0, Moyer 0 0-0 0. Totals — 25 3-9 54.
GALENA (43) — Ryton 1 0-0 3, Buchanan 0 0-0 0, Nickoli 0 2-4 2, Vanderpool 4 0-0 10, Richardson 3 0-0 8, Erickson 3 2-2 9, Miller 2 2-2 7, Solomon 2 0-0 4. Totals — 15 6-8 43.
3-point goals — Homer 1 (Day 1); Galena 7 (Vanderpool 2, Richardson 2, Ryton 1, Erickson 1, Miller 1); Team fouls — Homer 10, Galena 13. Fouled out — none.

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